Charlie Hartwell – Operating Partner:  Charlie is a change agent who shepherds ideas, resources and talent to drive sustainable growth. Passionate about transformation and innovation; he is a leader who ignites teams to accomplish remarkable results. He is a Harvard Business School graduate who has led, founded, run and worked in organizations in 16 different industries.  He’s served in various organizations including corporate, small business, start-up, non-profit – and in leadership roles such as President, Chairman, board member, founder, consultant, coach, and trustee.

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Previous to joining Bridge Builders Collaborative, Charlie was President of Ideas to Go, an innovation-consulting firm helping Fortune 500 companies on the front end of their innovation cycle.  His career has included Wall Street, corporate marketing stints at HJ Heinz and Pillsbury.  In 1998, he formed your expedition, the first for-profit expedition company in U.S. history, launched by the historic Bancroft Arnesen Expedition across Antarctica by polar explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen.  The expedition generated 2.2 billion media impressions globally, and was supported by such brands as Volvo, Motorola, Pfizer, Girl Scouts, Apple, CNN.